CEE Research

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Bubbling with curiosity: Mizzou engineer investigates oceanic phenomenon

Binbin Wang has spent years researching hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico and discovering how natural seeps in the ocean floor affect the environment. He is now working on a long-term research project using a National Science Foundation research vessel. 

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Mizzou Water Center receives more than $700,000 in EPA seed grant funding

Cross-disciplinary researchers to look at water quality, quantity issues through eight research and education projects at the Missouri Water Center.

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Helping safeguard a new reservoir in north central Missouri

Researchers at the Missouri Water Center have been awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for sustainable water management. They’ll use the funds to ensure that the water remains safe as the basin fills.

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Ask a Mizzou expert: Why do potholes form on roads?

As the nation’s drivers zig and zag to try to avoid potholes, University of Missouri expert Punya Rath explains the science behind these street craters. A member of the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab (MAPIL), Rath specializes in researching asphalt materials.

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Civil engineering graduate students make strides in water quality research

Graduate students at Mizzou are adventurous and inquisitive, driven by the quest to discover the unknown. They dive headfirst into finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Two civil engineering graduate students are diving into the world of clean water, and recently received scholarships from the Missouri Water Center to continue their research.

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Mizzou Engineer part of Dept. of Energy project to cut greenhouse gas emissions at wastewater treatment plants

A Mizzou Engineer is part of a multi-disciplinary team working to improve wastewater treatment processes to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half without increasing costs to plants.

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University of Missouri establishes Missouri Work Zone Safety Center of Excellence

As the State of Missouri embarks on the expansion of Interstate 70, the vital east-west transportation corridor connecting St. Louis and Kansas City, researchers at the University of Missouri are preparing to leverage the institution’s 30-plus years of proven expertise in highway work zone safety research to help keep drivers and workers safe during the estimated five-to-seven-year project.

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Wang receives funding to develop technology to study natural seeps

A thousand feet under the ocean, plumes of gases are rising out of plant and animal fossils. These natural seeps provide necessary food and energy for marine life. In rare situations, they could also pose challenges to oceanic exploration if they are massive in volume and could be releasing methane into the environment in shallow waters.

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Drivers, start your monitors: Inside the virtual world of the ZouSim Lab

Carlos Sun and his team have developed innovative vehicle technology becoming leaders in transportation.

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Driving innovative solutions for advancing use of ‘plastic’ roads

In partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), researchers from the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab (MAPIL) recently created a real-world test road using recycled materials like scrap tires and plastic waste along a portion of Interstate 155 in the Missouri Bootheel.